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Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan
In 2015, we launched our first pilot program at CHML in Capitol Hill. Guided by two CHML teachers, 20 students (grades 1 – 8) created The Logan Club, an after-school program. Their mission was to unearth the fascinating history and stories surrounding their school community and their school’s namesake, John A. Logan.
The project offered a rigorous integrated enrichment program aligned with DCPS standards in English Language Arts and History. Students enhanced critical thinking, analytic and writing skills as they researched people, maps, photos, and documents relevant to their school community. The program facilitated student leadership while developing a strong sense of pride in their community.
The following school year (2016 – 2017), The Logan Club continued their weekly work by transforming their research into a compelling storyline that lent itself to visual exhibition. Through field trips and guest speakers, students worked with curators, exhibit designers, historians, librarians, and community members to complete their research and digitize historic images for the exhibit. The students interviewed community members and school alumni to collect oral histories for the exhibit’s digital component, which can be added to for years to come.
On October 26th, 2017 The Story of Our Schools revealed our first exhibit at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML) in Ward 6.
**UPDATE** We are delighted to work with CHML to create an exhibit addition! During the 2021-2022 school year, students will dive into the history of their Montessori program by focusing on the principles and practices of Montessori learning, the life and legacy of Maria Montessori, and the growth of the Montessori program within the Capitol Hill community.